Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. This is why professional duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at I-Deal HVAC considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Albuquerque. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.
The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at I-Deal HVAC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.
Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Albuquerque or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at I-Deal HVAC is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 505-445-1250.